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Wonderwoman
11-06-2007, 06:31
Moderator Note: I thought this would make a good reference Sticky topic. However please keep general comments about crystals and collecting in regular threads.

thanks
Alta
Moderator, Crystals & Herbs


I would be most grateful if you could guide me to what you consider an inexpensive, trust-worthy gem/tumblestone website. I'm on the hunt for Angelite tumblestones and/or necklaces...


Thanks in Advance!


Ww :)

Somnilocus
11-06-2007, 09:50
Check out Mirage Best Buys on Ebay--I loooooove them. But only for tumbled stones (huge selection, REALLY cheap, very low yet fast shipping... heart heart XD).

Healing Crystals (Google) is okay for natural crystals.

Of course, I am opening my own online store in two weeks, which means--FREEBIES! ;D lol wink wink wink

FantasyWorld
11-06-2007, 10:53
On Ebay:
http://search.ebay.com/_W0QQfgtpZ1QQfrppZ25QQsassZbonniesQ2astuff
shipping can be a tad high put she packs really!! well!

http://search.ebay.com/_W0QQfgtpZ1QQfrppZ25QQsassZgwenday
usually has free shipping....almost all tumbled...tad high sometimes but I've bought TONS from her!

http://search.ebay.com/_W0QQfgtpZ1QQfrppZ50QQsassZlaughinglynx
have this one bookmarked but never bought from

sharpchick
11-06-2007, 12:54
I would be most grateful if you could guide me to what you consider an inexpensive, trust-worthy gem/tumblestone website. I'm on the hunt for Angelite tumblestones and/or necklaces...


Thanks in Advance!


Ww :)

Check out Best Crystals (http://www.bestcrystals.com/index.html).

wizzle
11-06-2007, 18:42
I prefer polished heart shaped stones. So I lean toward websites that offer them. However, RainbowCrystal.com and MysticGemcreations both have great deals on tumbled stones. I especially like MysticGemcreations for rare gemstones like sunstone which is darn hard to find. For quartz, you can't do much better than Jim Coleman, which is a mine.

http://rainbowcrystal.com/
http://www.mysticgemcreations.com/
http://www.phoenixorion.com/
http://www.bestcrystals.com/index.html
http://www.jimcolemancrystals.com/index.html

HearthCricket
12-06-2007, 23:16
I would have to also say bestcrystals.com. The majority of mine are from there and they are just lovely and nice sizes, too. Nothing too small and quite a variety. I have several lovely pieces of angelite from them. Occasionally they go out of stock, but keep checking because they will be back.

Jols84
29-06-2007, 07:58
I like: www.healingcrystals.com
I've always enjoyed what they have to offer, never had to complain, and they come in a timely fashion too. :)

I recently placed an order at: www.howlatm.com
There is not a huge selection, but what she does offer is very beautiful, and they were shipped in a timely fashion. I really enjoyed ordering from her. :)



*edited to add another site

morticia monroe
05-08-2007, 11:43
This has everything from the inexpensive to the super expensive. But I thought the massage balls were interesting...http://www.angeliteom.com

heathwitch
21-09-2007, 10:57
I have been known to use eBay for some of my crystal shopping, but I also like earthly-gems.com too. I got some gorgeous watermelon tourmaline from them a while back! :)

phoenixblu
21-10-2007, 12:23
Depends where you are.. when I was in the UK..

I used hogglewick

http://www.hogglewick.co.uk/

While in Canada... I go to the Magical Blend

www.themagicalblend.com/

wumpkie
21-10-2007, 18:53
For me I use http://www.littlegemsrockshop.co.uk/

SilverCloudedWolf
23-10-2007, 06:57
Two in England that I've had good experiences with:

http://www.crystalcrazy.co.uk/

and

http://www.crystalsandfossils.co.uk/

Alta
04-11-2007, 22:19
I changed the heading to "Trusted Gem Websites" because I think all known reputable sites could be here, even the pricier ones. Maybe just note their prices are high but.... you have had good experiences, etc.

Marion
Moderator

firefrost
09-11-2007, 21:16
http://www.easycrystals.co.uk/crystal-healing-properties.html

Lovely explanative website from the UK.

They have different sizes of the stones at different prices which I liked so I sent a 20 order in last weekend and they've just arrived today.

They're on the Channel Islands so I think that's quite good, (I like my orders here yesterday!) plus, they take paypal - I'm quite impressed, anyway.

I'm now awaiting my Crystal Bible and Black Agate pendulum, both from eBay.

Wonderwoman
07-01-2008, 15:33
FYI, Everyone...Bestcrystals.com is having a 20% off everything on their site until the 13th...;)

Ww ;)

Wonderwoman
12-01-2008, 11:33
I ordered last Sunday night from Bestcrystals.com and received my package yesterday. Very Impressed :)

Violetgems
27-01-2008, 20:45
www.thatcrystalsite.com I have purchased about 80% of my sizable collection from here and have always been impressed with their zippy service, amazing quality selection, and generous freebies thrown in...not to mention quick and properly packaged and posted parcels. You gotta love that. LOL

Jols84
28-01-2008, 13:18
I recently have been ordering some beautiful crystals from www.tosots.com
I am very pleased with the service, their descriptions of the stones are wonderful as well! I really like picking out an extra special piece here and there, and have been totally wow-ed by what I have recieved so far. :) They have also thrown in a freebie as well.
Also, I really go off of customer service, and I had some questions that were replied to very quickly. I can tell these ladies really care about the crystals and providing great service.

Violetgems
30-01-2008, 07:30
Thanks for the link violetgems, its great to see an aussie website :DMy pleasure. :D Their quality and service are really wonderful.

Alta
20-02-2008, 22:54
The "Crystals on eBay" thread has a couple of sources:
http://www.tarotforum.net/showthread.php?t=93770

tinastardream
23-02-2008, 10:46
Here are a couple of mine (I'm not a fan of ebay but that'll probably change as the crystal needs grow *laugh*)

http://www.crystalsandjewelry.com/
Some rare stones, many tumbled, great information and friendly service.

http://crystal-cure.com/minerals.html
I was very impressed and fell in love with my chunks of rose quartz.

http://store.stormsong.org
A great site for a lot of different things. But if you buy tumbled stones you have to identify them yourselves. Lot of rare ones though so it makes it worth it for me :-)

And my newest fav
http://www.healingcrystals.com/
Lot of selection, great prices and speedy shipping. I also love their crystal oracle!

Little Hare
02-03-2008, 16:33
Want Fairtrade crystals? Try here:

http://www.pixiecrystals.com/index.php

Violetgems
04-03-2008, 14:10
Want Fairtrade crystals? Try here:

http://www.pixiecrystals.com/index.php


How does one know that they are the place for Fair Trade crystals? :)

Little Hare
04-03-2008, 14:55
Read the front page :)

"I try to ensure these crystals for sale are completely natural crystals, traded ethically by: checking suppliers, countries of origin, and the markings on the individual crystals and mineral specimens. I love natural crystals for many reasons, and live in the New Forest, southern England U.K. Happy Browsing!"

Violetgems
04-03-2008, 15:47
Read the front page :)

"I try to ensure these crystals for sale are completely natural crystals, traded ethically by: checking suppliers, countries of origin, and the markings on the individual crystals and mineral specimens. I love natural crystals for many reasons, and live in the New Forest, southern England U.K. Happy Browsing!" Thanks. *blush*

morticia monroe
15-03-2008, 09:38
http://www.jimcolemancrystals.com/


This guy has FANTASTIC stuff at great prices!

flicker
21-03-2008, 07:11
http://www.coloradogem.com/index.php?display=quartz
expensive but lovely pieces. ( not sure how trusted)

Alta
23-04-2008, 07:35
Ethical sites (http://www.tarotforum.net/showthread.php?t=97675)

SaMoon912
01-05-2008, 11:59
I purchased some from www.mooncavecrystals.com
She packages every single crystal you buy in different ziplock bags or bubble wrap. I was very pleased with the business.
She also offers incense for free with your order and you can choose to include it or not :)

bluefairy
02-07-2008, 07:18
i have purchased from http://www.sandiespsychicstones.com/store_stonespage01.html
and sandie is very nice and helpful too.you should check it out she does ship to canada too just email her...

Alta
04-07-2008, 03:43
http://www.tarotforum.net/showthread.php?t=101622

Sinduction
08-07-2008, 01:59
I just received my order from Blue Water Crystals. (http://stores.ebay.com/Blue-Water-Crystals-Healing-Stones)

I bought their giant lot of tumbled stones. I'm very happy with what I got. The smallest piece looks to be Apache Tear and it's just under 1/2 inch.

I got the whole lot, 101 stones, for just under $34.

Only one stone was broken and it's an ugly one so I really don't even care. Now I have to figure out which stones are which, they sent a sheet with the names of all the different stones.

Here's a pic. (http://www.imagecoast.com/images/Sinduction/stones.jpg)

In comparison, I bought the Divination Set from Sandie's Psychic Stones. I found them of good quality but smaller than the stones from the other place. I also had no confirmation email to let me know she received my order so I was surprised when they showed up.

Here's a pic of them. (http://www.imagecoast.com/images/Sinduction/smallstones.jpg)

JONIKA
26-08-2008, 08:55
I go to this one:

www.healingcrystals.com

They have a great selection of stones, fast delivery, and a ton of information about healing, chakras, crystals,...

janstar17
26-08-2008, 13:17
On Ebay:
http://search.ebay.com/_W0QQfgtpZ1QQfrppZ25QQsassZgwenday
usually has free shipping....almost all tumbled...tad high sometimes but I've bought TONS from her!


Wow...just got my first order from this ebay seller and the stones are even more wonderful than the pictures and the seller is a dream to work with. Highly recommend!

Alta
08-09-2008, 00:31
wizzle posted this earlier, but I see this site has come up again for Angelite:

http://www.phoenixorion.com/

Rin
01-04-2009, 06:57
Since this seems to be the best place to ask (and I hope no one minds) does anyone have any good, reliable sites or ebay sellers that are in Canada? It seems most of the websites listed have a flat fee of $35 for shipping, which kind of sucks if one is not ordering a large order.

Thanks guys! :)

delizt
10-06-2009, 05:20
a good gemstone source I use is

http://www.evans-lambert.com/

sorry they aren't in Canada

Silverlyn
21-07-2009, 07:34
I trust this website. Know the maker, she makes (and custom-makes) gorgeous designs imo!

http://www.artfire.com/users/moonbeemz

same site at alternative location:

http://moonbeemz.com/

I think you can find her stuff on Ebay, too.

Alta
19-09-2009, 02:36
http://www.tarotforum.net/showthread.php?t=124984

shelikes2read
06-11-2009, 22:23
I have gotten some terrific things from mineralminers.com and spherestoyou.com .

Aurora369
28-08-2010, 01:03
I have ordered crystals and other stones from this guy and he is very reliable and reasonable. I like the untumbled stones and he has quite a lot of them. Adds to his stones almost every day...so keep a look out on a daily basis if you do not see what you want today.

http://shop.ebay.com/goldminr/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_from=&_ipg=25

SacredVision
26-10-2010, 04:59
http://sandiespsychicstones.com/
I have to give her a review because this site was a DREAM to work with.
Sandies psychic stones was so wonderful to work with! I received a receipt from Sandies store promptly after purchase. It was then when I realized "SHOOT! they have the wrong shipping address!" I sent an email requesting a change. This email was sent on a Saturday so I was sure I wouldn't get a response until Monday and it would be too late but I tried. Much to my surprise I got a response back in like 10 minutes (ON A SATURDAY no less!) It wasn't even an automated response... I'm thinking either Sandy herself or someone else gets the emails on their phone. Anyways they said of course no problem and I got my stones on Wednesday of the next week. They shipped it first class USPS.

When I got my stones they were even more stunning than on the site (by far)! And they were each in their own little pouch labeled with name and properties :) I was so pleased :) I wish she had more of a selection, but she did have a few stones I was having a hard time finding else where. Her prices were great, service was impeccable, shipping mighty fast, and product was better than the pictures (go Sandy for not photoshopping up your stones). Oh and the best part was she sent me an email on friday asking if I got my package ok. :)

http://crystal-cure.com
http://www.healingcrystals.com/

I really liked working with crystal cure and healing crystals to. I am big on customer service and I know all three of those site were previously listed, but I'm a stickler when it comes to online shopping and these three are great to work with, but Sandies psychic stones really wowed me :) so those are my top three picks so far.

Raya
03-03-2011, 09:19
Does anyone know any sites where I can buy beads in quantities smaller than an entire string?

LeaRoseQuartz
06-05-2011, 17:00
I bought some gemstone beads from atreasurenest.com. They are very inexpensive, have a nice selection and they come on cardboard with a handful of beads on plastic fishline that you cut off and then string the way you want. They also have some donut shape pendants and fan shape beads. Also, alot of their items are on sale. Minimum purchase is $15 and only $3 shipping. This other site, Crystalarium.com is WAY expensive, nothing I can afford, but their gemstone items (no beads) are out of this world! Colorful eye candy, though!